EFF is pleased to announce two new additions to our FOIA Litigation for Accountable Government (FLAG) Project: Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch and Open Government Legal Fellow Mark Rumold. Our FLAG Project uses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other tools to uncover and expose important government information, protect individual liberties, and hold government agencies accountable.
Jennifer is already well-known in cyberlaw circles. Before joining EFF, Jennifer was the Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. At the Samuelson Clinic, Jennifer specialized in privacy and intellectual property issues, including privacy and the smart electrical grid, digital books, open source and biotech, fair use in educational materials, and government use of social media in criminal investigations. Before the Clinic, Jennifer practiced with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco, where she focused on commercial litigation and represented several California prisoners in a large civil rights case against state prison wardens.
Mark recently received his law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and his legal interests include the First Amendment, information privacy, and the ways technology can improve how we structure government. He worked previously as an judicial extern for the Honorable Susan Illston of the United States District Court, Northern District of California and also as a law clerk for As You Sow, a group that works to increase corporate accountability. Welcome Mark and Jennifer!